The Department of Embryology is thrilled to welcome Dr. Will Ludington to our team as our newest Staff Member. Dr. Ludington joins us from the University of California – Berkeley, where he started his lab as a Bowes Fellow (PI).
Dr. Ludington’s work focuses on complexity in the gut microbiome-host relationship. His lab develops the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster gut microbiome as a model. By studying the fly’s naturally low diversity microbiome, he seeks to better understand how microbial ecology impacts host physiology and the implications for human health research.
Embryology hosts eight Staff Member labs and two Staff Associate labs.